Pickerington and Violet Township voters on Tuesday will determine races for city council and township trustee, as well as a bid to establish local library funding.

Pickerington and Violet Township voters on Tuesday will determine races for city council and township trustee, as well as a bid to establish local library funding.

On Nov. 3, local voters will decide the fate of a 10-year, 0.75-mill levy that could provide operations funding to the Pickerington Public Library.

They also will be asked to pick candidates in contested races for Pickerington City Council and Violet Township trustee.

The library levy represents the first time in the library's 100-year history that it has sought local funding. Supporters say it's needed because of declining financial aid from the state, which provides approximately 97 percent of the local library's funding.

According to the pro-levy group Citizens for the Pickerington Library, the levy would generate $830,800 annually for the library. If passed, it would cost homeowners in the Pickerington Local School District $22.97 per $100,000 home valuation each year.

Six people will vie for four nonpartisan Pickerington City Council seats.

Incumbents Jeff Fix, Cristie Hammond and Mike Sabatino are seeking re-election. Others on the ballot are Tony Barletta, Gavin Blair and Nikki Smith.

Current Councilman Keith Smith's seat will be up for grabs. He declined to seek re-election after serving a single term on council.

In Violet Township, five candidates are competing for two nonpartisan trustee seats.

Incumbents Terry Dunlap Sr. and Harry Myers Jr. are seeking re-election. They will are being challenged by Teresa Meno, Dean Rennell and Brian Wisniewski, a current Pickerington City Council member.

Voters in the Pickerington Local School District will elect three people to serve four-year terms on the district board of education.

Current board members Robert "Clay" Lopez and Lori Sanders are unopposed in their bids for re-election in the nonpartisan race. Cathy Olshefski also is running for an unopposed seat on the board. Incumbent

Wes Monhollen, a two-term board member, did not seek re-election.

Residents will also vote Nov. 3 on three statewide issues, all of which ware proposed amendments to the Ohio Constitution.

Issue 1 would authorize the state to issue bonds to provide compensation to military veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.

Issue 2 would create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to establish and implement standards of care for livestock and poultry.

Issue 3 would allow gambling one gambling casino to be operated in each of four cities: Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo.